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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-10-08 - 2020-04-07

As part of the research project "Analyzing Design Competitions as a Tool for Teaching", the case study Feichten in Kaunertal is being implemented. A student competition should present solutions as a basis for discussion for the decision-making process in the community. Research questions are learning success and motivation, the impact on project operators and the public on the basis of real-life settings for landscape architectural design tasks.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-11-01 - 2022-06-30

In response to the still increasing GHG emissions from road transport in Austria, we propose the use of Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE) to assess climate change mitigation policies in the transport sector. This novel assessment model allows for the quantitative inclusion of social considerations and governmental aspects in economic policy analysis and hence has the potential to increase the social acceptance of sustainable transport policies.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-07-02 - 2021-01-01

Construction costs and maintenance costs as the most important inhibiting factors for the large-scale greening of city neighborhoods. These could be significantly reduced by local self-supply. In this context, based on Seestadt Aspern, we determine the contribution of urban food production to a climate-neutral, resilient district and / or how this contribution can be sustainably stabilized or optimized. We evaluate locally practiced forms of urban self-supply and supplement them with international best practice examples, expert assessments and by involving local actors. From this, further system modules are developed, which are then projected onto local potentials. The project correlates spatial and technical potentials for greening measures and urban food production with social capital, in order to show what requirements and incentives "operators" of an edible district need. We show how Aspern Seestadt and other neighborhoods can be transformed into a sustainable district in a cost-efficient and resource-efficient manner by synergizing existing infrastructure, climate-friendly urban development, local resilience, citizen involvement and education, networking and local supply as well as long-term economic efficiency interact.

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